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Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi inaugurates a library at the University of Sharjah

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Sharjah (WAM)

His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Vice Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah, yesterday morning opened the library of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Sharjah. His Highness visited the corridors of the library to see what it contains in terms of departments, services and its diverse scholarly content, which has been developed to keep pace with the increase in the number of students enrolled in the college and the increasing need for specialized resources and references in all its forms, and to support the college’s academic programmes, scientific research and further education. The Art College’s library is a specialized and comprehensive library, with a distinctive design, where the idea of ​​its design is based on the Ghaf tree for its symbolism in people gathering around it and sheltering in its shadows. The library contains various sources and references, in addition to a mural on which was written one of the statements of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and ruler of Sharjah, who is: “The book is the essence of culture, science and knowledge.”
The library accommodates more than 100 male and female students and has a wireless and advanced technology environment as well as computers, a multimedia room, classrooms for groups and ample space to work on projects in a group and to study individually or in groups. The “Internet” services in the library are linked to the University of Sharjah’s multi-library network, which enables the faculty and students of the college to access all electronic information sources in the library, exchange information and participate in courses offered externally.

The latest educational methods
On the sidelines of the opening of the library, His Highness Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi toured the corridors of the College of Fine Arts and Design, where he visited a number of its laboratories and classrooms to learn about the latest educational methods and various facilities that support the theoretical and practical training process. His Highness was also briefed on a number of artworks by male and female students at the college, which are the results of the practical application of studies in the various disciplines included in the college, such as the programs of interior design, visual communication, fashion design and textiles.

Various sources
The library of the College of Arts at the University of Sharjah includes both print and electronic resources, with the number of printed books exceeding 12,000 printed books across various academic disciplines and programs, and the number of e-books being 8000 e-books, while the number of electronic journals in full text, more than 1,000 journals are available via the following: Over 123 specialized databases.


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